Training Pupdates

Brooks Pupdate 1-22-20

Brooks Pupdate

Meet Puppy Raiser Molly

WBAL - The Chosen One

WBAL Puppy Introduction

Meet Brooks

Hello Baltimore!  I'm Brooks, the new WBAL-TV puppy.

Hello Baltimore! I’m Brooks and i'm very excited to spend the next 16 months with you and my friends at WBAL-TV.  I’ll be learning a lot so I can become a well-trained service dog, and oneBrooks in his new vest. day be paired with a veteran or first responder who can use my help.  I can’t wait to strut my stuff around the Queen City, spend time at the Inner Harbor, maybe even grab a quick bite at Floyd's or the Crackpot. You'll also see me at some home games at Camden Yards, and other local special events.  Be sure to catch me on my Instagram account.  Time to nap - see you soon. 

Dad: Paddington
Mom: Binks
Born: 9/13/19

Meet Holly Eschrich

Holly holding Brooks at Camden Yards.Holly Eschrich was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She attended college at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She worked as a photographer for clients ranging from Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts & Special Effects to United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, as well as many of the models and actors searching for the perfect photo in Hollywood.

Early on she had a love of dogs and helping others. After reading "Follow My Leader" By James B. Garfield in the second grade, she knew someday she wanted to be part of raising those puppies to help people like the guide dog Leader did for Jimmy.

During a trip to Baltimore, Holly and her partner Eric Newton learned about the Guide Dog Foundation in the back of a school program at his son's choir concert. They went online to learn more about the program and applied to become volunteer puppy raisers the next day. Within a few months, Holly moved to Baltimore full time to be with Eric to fulfill a lifelong dream. Together they have raised two working guide dogs and are currently raising their third. Holly is excited to raise a future service dog through America's VetDogs, for a veteran or first responder in association with WBAL. 

Get your Brooks here!

Photo of a black and yellow plush Lab toy with an AVD vest.